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$1000 for new gaming PC (have i5 2400)

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February 2, 2012 4:50:55 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Today/Tomorrow

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: Need it all EXCEPT CPU (have Intel i5 2400), current keyboard is too loud according to wife, ferret chewed up my mousewheel on my MX518, using really old Dell CRT (would like to do Dual monitors)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (only place I have ever purchased computer hardware), frys.com (I am within driving distance of a Fry's)

Country: US

Parts Preferences: only brand that matters to me is Intel and I already have the CPU. Would like good quality/craftsmanship in the parts, obviously.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: would like to have dual monitor capability with high resolution on both monitors (getting into flight simulator games)

Additional Comments: Already have i5 2400, although I should mention that I work for Intel and got this chip through their chip loaner program, so I need a fan and heatsink.

More about : 1000 gaming 2400

February 2, 2012 5:54:41 PM

How big do you want the monitors?
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February 2, 2012 6:02:46 PM

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Parts Not Required: Need it all EXCEPT CPU (have Intel i5 2400), current keyboard is too loud according to wife, ferret chewed up my mousewheel on my MX518, using really old Dell CRT (would like to do Dual monitors)


A truly quiet keyboard doesn't exist. Even the ones that are in the $100 - $150 range are still going to be loud.

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Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (only place I have ever purchased computer hardware), frys.com (I am within driving distance of a Fry's)


Oh don't get me started on Fry's. :lol:  They are, IMO, one of the most dishonest resellers on the planet. Any time a product is returned to them they will immediately put it back on the shelf and not tell you the reasoning behind the return and if you buy said item, the manufacturers won't honor the warranty.

Since you already have the CPU try this:

Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $99.99
PSU: Corsair Enthusaist Series TX750 - $99.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $159.99
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $49.99
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $109.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda XT 1TB - $129.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $23.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 570 - $339.99

Total: $1,050.91
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February 2, 2012 11:18:06 PM

@azeem40 I guess the monitors don't really matter, I can just pick up some from the local Fred Meyer or Costco.

@g-unit1111 Thanks for the reply, I'll take a look through your list.
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February 3, 2012 12:03:22 AM

g-unit1111 said:
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Parts Not Required: Need it all EXCEPT CPU (have Intel i5 2400), current keyboard is too loud according to wife, ferret chewed up my mousewheel on my MX518, using really old Dell CRT (would like to do Dual monitors)


A truly quiet keyboard doesn't exist. Even the ones that are in the $100 - $150 range are still going to be loud.

Quote:
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (only place I have ever purchased computer hardware), frys.com (I am within driving distance of a Fry's)


Oh don't get me started on Fry's. :lol:  They are, IMO, one of the most dishonest resellers on the planet. Any time a product is returned to them they will immediately put it back on the shelf and not tell you the reasoning behind the return and if you buy said item, the manufacturers won't honor the warranty.

Since you already have the CPU try this:

Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $99.99
PSU: Corsair Enthusaist Series TX750 - $99.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $159.99
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $49.99
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $109.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda XT 1TB - $129.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $23.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 570 - $339.99

Total: $1,050.91


What can i say, i agree with this build too.
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February 3, 2012 1:04:09 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Quote:
Parts Not Required: Need it all EXCEPT CPU (have Intel i5 2400), current keyboard is too loud according to wife, ferret chewed up my mousewheel on my MX518, using really old Dell CRT (would like to do Dual monitors)


A truly quiet keyboard doesn't exist. Even the ones that are in the $100 - $150 range are still going to be loud.

Quote:
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (only place I have ever purchased computer hardware), frys.com (I am within driving distance of a Fry's)


Oh don't get me started on Fry's. :lol:  They are, IMO, one of the most dishonest resellers on the planet. Any time a product is returned to them they will immediately put it back on the shelf and not tell you the reasoning behind the return and if you buy said item, the manufacturers won't honor the warranty.

Since you already have the CPU try this:

Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $99.99
PSU: Corsair Enthusaist Series TX750 - $99.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $159.99
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $49.99
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $109.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda XT 1TB - $129.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $23.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 570 - $339.99

Total: $1,050.91



This is probably the best bang for your buck
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